Masdevallia adamsii Luer 1994 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Minutae Rchb.f Ex Woolw. 1896

Photo by Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer , and Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name Adam's Masdevallia [English Orchid enthusiast and discover of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize in moist evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and winter on a slender, erect, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base.

Synonyms Acinopetala adamsii (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI A Treasure of Masdevallia Vol 23 Luer & Dalstroem 1998 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Madevallia's in Kleur Vol 1 P M Oversteegen, Eisses & A P Sijm 2001 photo not; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 Acinopetala adamsii; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018